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theatrical release poster
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Yarllagada Surendra
Written by Posani Krishna Murali (dialogues)
Screenplay by Ram Gopal Varma
Story by Mani Ratnam
Ram Gopal Varma
Starring Jagapathi Babu
Urmila Matondkar
Music by Sri
Cinematography Rasool
Edited by Shankar
S.S. Creations
Release dates
  • 22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
Running time
Country India India
Language Telugu

Gaayam (Telugu: గాయం, English: Injury) is a 1993 Telugu, crime film, produced by Yarllagada Surendra for S.S. Creations, and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Jagapathi Babu, Revathi and Urmila Matondkar play the lead roles and the music was composed by Sri with lyrics by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. The story of the film was written by Mani Ratnam.[1] The story runs with Vijayawada mafia of the time as a backdrop.[2] Upon its release, the film received positive reviews and emerged as a blockbuster. A sequel titled Gaayam 2 was released in 2010.


Durga (Jagapathi Babu) is in love with Anitha (Revathi); he is all set to marry her and settle down in life. But things change when his brother Mohanakrishna (Charan Raj) is killed by Gurunarayana (Kota Srinivas Rao), the local MLA, and Durga wants to settle the score with the mafia. Anitha does not approve of his way. She marries a cop. Durga & the cop become enemies of Gurunarayana. He is finally arrested.



Film score by Sri
Released 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 25:45
Label SURYA Audio
Producer Sri
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Nizam Pori"   Mano, Chitra,Eeswar 5:20
2. "Niggadeesi Adugu"   SP Balu 2:06
3. "Alupannadi Unda"   Chitra 5:41
4. "Swarajyam Endukani"   SP Balu 4:56
5. "Cheli Mida Chitikedu"   Mano,Chitra 6:59
Total length:



After the film's huge success, Ram Gopal Varma and Jagapathi Babu planned to release a sequel titled Gaayam 2. Rao Gopal Varma was the producer in the sequel while Praveen Sri was the director. Vimala Raman was the heroine as Kota Srinivasa Rao again plays as the antagonist. His son Kota Prasad also plays a role as his son in the film as well. Gaayam 2 was his son's first and last film in his career. Ilaiyaraaja composed the music for the film and was released by ADITYA Music Company. It was released in 2010 but met with negative reviews.


  • VCDs and DVDs were released by HYDERABAD Videos, Hyderabad.


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